SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
’09 vintage thanks to either Kevin or Chris!
A- Boday is an opaque dark brown-nearly black hue that does not let light shine through. Pours with a 1/2 finger deep brown foamy head-which eventually fades to a thick collar.
S- Big, black, and rich. Typical and good for an RIS- plum, anise, raisin, cocoa, a hint of dark chocolate.
T- The highlight of the flavor is very dark roasted malt. Dark chocolate comes througg initially as well as a bit of smokey ash. The finish is more balanced with typical RIS (see noes) characters coming through more. A faint roasted malt flavor lingers on the palate.
M- Soft carbonation and a thick, heavy body.
D- This is a good RIS overall with a nice roasted character addition. If I had not had so many world class brews from this style I may have ranked it higher-because this is a very good, enjoyable brew overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-25-2010 02:13:10
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Black with thin tan head. Woody and choccy. Some pretty good dark malts. Espresso/dark choc. Bit of wood on finish. Intense woody impy stout. I liked it. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Big aroma of chocolate, licorice and fruit. Dry and dark malty flavour with licorice, some alcohol and juniper SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
500 ml bottle from Belmont Station; batch 210, bottled 1/20/09; so wow, going on almost two years now; pours dark as night with soft texture and dense dark head fading quickly to the edges; bakers chocolate, dense creamy roast, dry malt and some red wine; rich oat and nuts too; wow, drinks silky smooth and rich, but also delicate and complex; alcohol is hidden by layers of chocolate, coffee, sweet roast and cookies; nothing harsh or out of place; lack of astringency is shocking as it drinks quite smoothly despite it’s heft and flavor; whoa daddy; sweet, rich and vinous; vanilla and chocolate cake; wonder what the final gravity here is b/c it’s remarkably drinkable and smooth; no cloying sweetness whatsoever; makes me want to toss an expedition in the fridge to compare; amazing all around and I’ll be picking up more of this next time in Portland Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
My favorite beer from this stand @BBF 2010! The stout - chocolate, coffee, slight roast/burn and alcohol. It’s all here. Nice brew!
smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Batch #277 brewed 3/27/2010. Pours black with dark brown head. Aromas of burnt malts and chocolate with some funkiness. Brunt malt flavor with some sweet milk chocolat and a hint of sourness. Full body with average carbonation. rondphoto (4455) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Did they say chocolate? It’s there in force, but so is a smokey wild malt and grain, both in the aroma and the taste. The total effect is an elegant stout with a clean honest feel that lingers all night. Remarkable! BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Odin’s Tipple on tdella tumma olut, ehkä tummimmalla näkemälläni vaahdolla. Lasiin liruessa se näyttää suorastaan öljyltä. Aromissa on vaniljaa, kahvia, palaneita maltaita, turvetta, marjoja ja tupakkia. Maussa on kahvia, suklaata, palaneita maltaita, tupakkia ja happamia marjoja. Alkoholi maistuu sopivan verran ja lämmittää kivasti. Vielä täytyy kehua paksua rakennettakin. Hapan ja kuivahko, erinomaisen seksikäs olut. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle.Batch 195 & 207.Both pours jet black with a beige head.Aroma of 207 is chocolate, coffee, alcohol and berries.195 is sour berries, roast, milky sweet and funk.Flavor is sweet, somewhat sour in the 207 and a little more in the 195.Also some sweetnes in both.Full body, soft carbonation. Very nice beer , both batches. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a dark black with a very nice mocha head and some good retention.
S: Loads of molasses, dark roasted malt, anisa, hints of maple, oak, and plenty of chocolate.
T: All of the above with some added hop bitterness. The roasted characteristics are nice, but toward the end distract a bit from the other flavors, which are quite a bit more subtle.
M: Full body with nice, low carbonation.
D: As with the taste, drinkability is a bit affected by the balance of the flavors. However, all around this is a really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-23-2010